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Col Beaufort Watts Ball, Sr
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Birth: Nov. 16, 1830
Cross Hill
Laurens County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1902
Laurens
Laurens County
South Carolina, USA

From "The State That Forgot, South Carolina's Surrender to Democracy", written by Beaufort's son William:

"Beaufort Watts Ball, Lawyer, Land-owner, Slave-owner, and Confederate Soldier". William called his father "The Colonel" throughout the book, as he was known in Laurens County, South Carolina.
"The Colonel began his career as a country lawyer in 1854."
1865-1866: Elected to the State House of Representatives from Laurens County."
I have a copy of wife Eliza's Confederate Widow's Pension Application. Within the application, it states that her husband, Colonel Beaufort Watts Ball, was the Adjutant General for Kershaw's Brigade, South Carolina Cavalry. He enlisted in 1861 and served until 09 April 1865, when he surrendered at Appomatox Courthouse, Virginia. The application states Eliza was born 06 February 1848 and married Beaufort Watts Ball on 22 November 1867. Beaufort died 27 March 1902.

Beaufort Watts Ball was the son of John Ball (died in Laurens County in 1834) and Narcissa Watts.

Aside from the children linked, Beaufort and Eliza were also the parents of Sarah Ball-Copeland, wife of Mason Copeland. Both are also buried in the Laurens City Cemetery.

From "Burying Grounds, Graveyards and Cemeteries, Laurens County, South Carolina Vol. I & II":

Laurens City Cemetery:

Beaufort Watts Ball
November 16, 1830 - March 27, 1902
Lawyer, Captain in Conferate Army, Grand Master in AFM of South Carolina, Warden in the Prostestant Episcopal Church CSA Cross 
 
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 Parents:
  Narcissa Watts Ball Dendy (1801 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Henrietta Eliza Watts Ball (1848 - 1936)*
 
 Children:
  William Watts Ball (1868 - 1952)*
  Beaufort Watts Ball (1871 - 1874)*
  Beaufort Watts Ball (1877 - 1878)*
 
 Sibling:
  Beaufort Watts Ball (1830 - 1902)
  Anna Watts Ball (1832 - 1850)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurens City Cemetery
Laurens
Laurens County
South Carolina, USA
 
Created by: LisaBee, Texas
Record added: Oct 02, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9545100
Col Beaufort Watts Ball, Sr
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Col Beaufort Watts Ball, Sr
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